Wales, now second in Group D, still haven't booked their place in Russian Federation and their fate could be decided in a winner-takes-all contest against third-placed Ireland in the final group game.
The win was Wales' first-ever against Georgia. Wales have been low-scoring in this campaign anyway - their last six games have had under 2.5 goals - and six of their last 10 matches without Bale have had unders.
Serbia are still favourites to win the group with a final home game against Georgia on Monday, while Wales play third-placed Ireland in what looks like becoming a shoot-out to see who finishes as runners-up to claim a probable playoff spot. "We have players without a club or who don't play much and that is a huge problem".
They will need good performances from their midfield duo of Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen, but they will also hope that youngster Ben Woodburn, already the "next Gareth Bale" can continue his early success for his country. Jighauri was a lot more direct in his methods than Georgia's other attacking players and he set up their best chance of the game when Giorge Merebashvili was found on the left side of the box and then cut inside only to unsuccessfully try and catch out Hennessey at his near post.
"I'm delighted for Tom, he deserves it", Coleman said.
"We're going there to score goals and we have to go on the front foot". His job was with possession and without possession and he absolutely nailed it. The 23-year-old collected Ramsey's pass 35 yards from goal, turned defender Solomon Kvirkvelia easily and then unleashed a powerful drive from the edge of the box which flew into the bottom left corner via the fingertips of goalkeeper Giorgi Loria.
"He's (Bale) always there to help when you're playing with him, he's always giving you tips and you take them on board because of the player Gareth is".
Spain, who host Albania tonight, will top Group G, if they better Italy's result against Macedonia.
King beat Giorgi Navalovski to the crossfield ball for Ramsey to sweep in a centre to the near post.
"Let's get one thing straight". In what is expected to be a hostile atmosphere in Tbilisi, it is hard to imagine that none of the seven will pick up a yellow card and be ruled out of the Ireland game. But I think his level of Spanish is higher than what he shows when he is doing interviews.
REIGNING world champions Germany visit Belfast tomorrow night and in many respects Northern Ireland can treat this as a glamorous exhibition game. They won't fear us. "We can't go into it thinking about the consequences for other games afterwards".